On this episode of the Business Over Beer Podcast, we welcome the Founder of Athletic Brewing Co., Bill Shufelt, who is on the forefront of Non-Alcoholic Craft Brewing. And make no mistake about it, they are definitely brewing Craft Beer. With almost no innovation in non-alcoholic beer for 25 years, Athletic Brewing created their own process to brew high quality and great tasting beer.
But brewing great beer is only part of the story because Athletic Brewing has committed themselves to supporting all the communities they serve, by donating time and money to environmental causes, social charities, and to help restaurant employees struggling during the pandemic.
I was about 10 minutes early for my reservation at Ghost Runners Brewery and Kitchen. I’m glad Jeff encouraged me to make a reservation because I could tell the outdoor seating was already packed. I walked in and was welcomed by the warmth and the smell of pizza being made in the Kitchen. I ordered one of my favorite local beers, the Phantom Rojo. I grabbed the pint of the Imperial Red goodness, and took my seat outside.
As I waiting for the dudes to join me, I sipped on the beer and glanced at the food menu. The rain began to pour a little heavier and was soon joined by a chilly breeze. I began to think about how much I missed meeting friends and family indoors, and how different this Thanksgiving is going to be. I took another sip of my awesome beer choice, and stared at the already half empty pint glass. I kept staring and staring, until I finally asked myself; “Is the glass really half empty? Or is it half full? I’ve always been the glass is half full kind of guy, so why am I seeing this pint as half empty?”
I looked at the pint glass a little bit longer, and then it hit me.
This week on Business Over Beer, the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest behind only The Sasquatch Hunters, it’s part 2 of our interview with Freelance Travel Writer, Matt Wastradowski. In this episode, Matt tells us about a few more of his favorite hikes from his book, Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking. Also, we compare Matt the freelance writer to Matt the small business owner, and how the journey he went on, both metaphorical and literal, is the same journey that most small business owners go on. And, we ask Matt if he’s ever encountered Sasquatch, you’ll have to listen to find out if he has.
This week on The Business Over Beer Podcast, we welcome co-author of Moon Travel Guide’s Pacific Northwest Hiking: Best Hikes, Plus Beer, Bites, and Campgrounds Nearby.
In this episode, Matt takes us behind the scenes of his two and a half year journey writing this book for Moon Travel Guides, from the pitch and proposal, to the mapping and planning, and ultimately to completing, and writing about, the 75+ hikes, nearly 450 miles, throughout the state of Oregon.
After doing the Business over Beer Podcast for over a year now, it’s becoming more and more apparent, that we’re not just drinking beers and talking business…I mean, yeah, it’s some of what we do for sure, but it’s turning into something a bit more special. Our mission has always been building a community to help support Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurship.
The way Business Over Beer builds that community is a three tier system: